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Regional Historical Associations

City of Monroe History

Berlin Charter Township Historical Society
The society was founded in 2018 to promote and preserve the history of Berlin Township.  Follow the link to their Facebook page for interesting historical discussion as well as the latest happenings and events. 

Dundee Old Mill Museum
The Old Mill Museum is Dundee's only venue to showcase its local history. Open Friday-Monday 12 pm-4 pm, The Old Mill also hosts special events and has a banquet hall available for rental.

Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield
A volunteer group who support activities at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Meetings are the third Sunday of the month, from September through May. Meeting times are 2:00 pm and the location is the River Raisin Battlefield Visitors Center at 1403 East Elm Ave in Monroe Michigan. 

Friends of Potter Cemetery (Ash Township) 
For information on monthly cemetery visitation and work dates, which are restricted, contact Sue Donovan cemeterylady1@comcast.net

Genealogical Society of Monroe County (GSMC)

Meetings are usually held the first Saturday of each month (except July & August) at the Monroe County Community College in the Administration Building (at the south end of campus) at 1:00 pm.  Refreshments are served and all are welcome to attend.  Exceptions to regular meeting times and places will be posted on their website and will appear in the Monroe News.

Historical Society of Bedford
Monthly meetings are held the first Mondays of the month at  7:00 pm in the Bedford Library Community Room located at 8575 Jackman Road. Operates the 1870s Banner Oak one room schoolhouse April-October by appointment. To schedule a visit to Banner Oak, please contact Shari Donbrosky at (419) 279-3470.

Milan Area Historical Society

The purpose of the Society is to educate, collect, and preserve data relating to the City of Milan and the surrounding area. Operates the 19th century Hack House. For additional information, or to make a special appointment, write the Milan Area Historical Society at P.O. Box 245, Milan, MI 48160. http://www.historicmilan.com/hack.html

Monroe County Historical Society
The Society was founded in 1938 by a group of citizens who sought, in equal parts, to safeguard the past and build upon the future.

Monroe County Labor History Museum

Michigan's only museum dedicated to the history of the labor movement. Open Saturdays 10 am-2 pm.

River Raisin Chapter, Michigan Archeological Society

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month September through May at 7:30 pm at the Sawyer Homestead. Free and open to the public.